Before we sink our teeth into 2019, there are a few major astrological events that need to occur — many of which are happening this month.
For the first few days of November, you’ll still be enjoying that spooky Halloween feel. The month kicks off with a new moon in Scorpio on Wednesday, November 7. New moons coincide with beginnings, but Scorpio symbolizes the spirit of conclusion. Accordingly, this is an excellent time to make peace with whatever you need to release from your life. Even when we know something is toxic, it’s not easy to let go. After all, our bad habits become our comfort zones. So under this sky, give yourself permission to grieve your goodbyes. Eulogize your farewells, cosmic warrior — embracing forward motion requires acceptance of the past.
This formal parting is perfectly timed because the following day — Thursday, November 8 — lucky Jupiter finally says au revoir to Scorpio. It’s been in Scorpio since around this time last year (on October 10, 2017). Jupiter is the planet of expansion and Scorpio is the sign associated with taboos and all that exists within the shadows. This association explains a lot of what’s been happening lately.
But now that we’ve removed so many skeletons from society’s proverbial closet, what do we do with everything that’s been exposed? Jupiter moves into philosophical Sagittarius to help us find answers. Sagittarius is governed by Jupiter, so when this sign and planet link up, the energies work together at their highest vibrations. Jupiter’s expansive energy will feed off of Sagittarius’s wildfire, encouraging us to find real solutions to systemic problems. Astrologically speaking, Jupiter’s motion will be extremely lucky, and hopefully, create positive change.
We will start feeling the impact of Jupiter as early as Thursday, November 22, when the sun glides into Sagittarius. At this time, we will have celestial bodies in this fiery sign (the sun, Mercury, and Jupiter), creating a powerful cosmic trifecta. The following day (Friday, November 23), the sky will be electrified by a full moon in Gemini, which will provide some serious clarity. The moon symbolizes our emotions, and on a societal scale, women. By the end of the month, we will definitely see lots of shifts directed toward attitudes about the patriarchy.
Cosmic warriors, I hope you’re excited and inspired. It is my duty, however, to be the bearer of some less fabulous news as well: The very same day that sensual Venus concludes its retrograde cycle, Mercury begins its own moonwalk. The fourth and final retrograde of 2018 begins on Thursday, November 16 and will last through December 6.
But don’t fret: While Mercury retrograde will certainly bring its fair share of frustrations (miscommunications, delays, malfunctions, etc.), it will also help us get organized. This is a time for observation, so as we prepare to conclude this year and move to the next, Mercury’s backward spin will encourage us to make sure any loose ends are tied up. You ready, team? It’s showtime.
Aries (March 21 – April 19)
On Friday, November 23, a full moon in Gemini illuminates the night sky and reveals vital information about your next step. Keep an eye on your emails, text messages, and DMs — especially the filtered boxes you never check.
Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
A new cycle begins on Wednesday, November 7, when a new moon in Scorpio (your opposite sign) blankets the sky. This is a great time to set your intentions, Taurus babe. Scorpio is connected to the earth’s soil, so under this lunation, don’t be afraid to get your hands dirty.
Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
On Thursday, November 8, Jupiter (the planet of fortune and expansion) moves into Sagittarius — your opposite sign — activating your partnership zone. Over the next 13 months, there will be radical change across all of your serious bonds.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
You’ll feel particularly haunted on Wednesday, November 7, when a new moon in Scorpio ushers in the next lunar cycle. Under this sky, take a look under the hood and get in touch with your innermost feelings.
Leo (July 23 – August 22)
Sagittarius season officially kicks off on Thursday, November 22, as the sun begins its cruise through the zodiac’s final fire sign. Fire energy fans your own flame, so over the next few weeks, look forward to lots of new opportunities to shine.
Virgo (August 23 – September 22)
On Friday, November 16, sensual Venus and chatty Mercury pull a fast one. Just as Venus concludes its retrograde, Mercury begins its own reverse rotation. That’s right, Virgo darling: Mercury is up to no good, yet again.
Libra (September 23 – October 22)
November kicks off with a new moon on Wednesday, November 7, activating the area of your chart that’s all about the Benjamins. New moons correspond with beginnings, so this is a great time to practice a money manifestation.
Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)
Feeling spooky? Of course you are, Scorpio. It’s your birthday season, and your sign corresponds with one of the most supernatural times of the year.
Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)
For you, the biggest celestial event of the year occurs on Thursday, November 8, when Jupiter — your planetary ruler — moves into your own sign.
Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)
Things won’t be in the shadows for long: a full moon in Gemini on Friday, November 23 electrifies the sky, and under the moonbeams, you’ll discover exactly what you need to see.
Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)
You’ve been working hard, Aquarius darling, and now it’s time to take a quick breather. On Wednesday, November 7, the new moon in Scorpio blankets the sky, and this is a time for inward reflection.
Pisces (February 19 – March 20)
On Thursday, November 8, Jupiter shifts out of Scorpio and into Sagittarius; a cosmic motion that will electrify your career zone. This is a big deal, Pisces darling — Jupiter hasn’t occupied this area of your chart since 2006.